This lesson was created by Jessica Salfia and Karla Hilliard from Spring Mills High School, Martinsburg West Virginia.Continue reading
teaching black poets
Celebrate Black Poets – Poems for Black History Month and All Year Long
To celebrate Black History Month, I start class off everyday with a poem by a Black poet. Here’s my Playlist if you want to use it in your classroom. Sometimes we talk about the poem afterwards, sometimes we free-write or journal, sometimes we just let the poem be. It depends on the poem and our agenda for the day. This list is nowhere near complete, and I encourage you to discover and share more Black artists who will resonate with your students.